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Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 04:53
A recognition event was held on Monday, January 28, to honour members of the family of G. Stewart and C. Jean (Ross) MacKay and their contributions to the capital campaign for UPEI's Health Sciences Building which houses the School of Nursing and the Department of Applied Human Sciences. The second floor collaboratory was officially named after the family during the event and a plaque was...
Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 05:38
The UPEI student conference-'Difficult Dialogues: Exploring Relationships Between Identities and Power'-takes place February 8 and 9 with registration beginning on Friday, February 8 at 12:30 pm in Main Building, room 520. Over 25 students from UPEI, Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University, St. Thomas University, and the University of New Brunswick will...
Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 05:21
As a part of UPEI's Winter's Tales Author Reading Series, Madeleine Thien, author of Certainty and Dogs at the Perimeter, will present her fiction on Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 pm in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. A reception and book signing will follow her reading. Thien was born in Vancouver in 1974, the year her Malaysian-Chinese parents immigrated to Canada. Her novels...
Posted: Monday, February 4, 2013 - 09:12
Madeleine Thien was born in Vancouver in 1974, the same year her Malaysian-Chinese parents immigrated to Canada from Malaysia. In Thien's new novel, Dogs at the Perimeter, her heroine's life in Montreal as a neuroscientist, wife, and mother unravels when she is overwhelmed by the haunting legacy of her horrifying childhood in post-war Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge's brutal...
Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013 - 09:53
UPEI will be celebrating its 12th annual International Development Week (IDW), February 4-8, with all events open to the public. The 2013 theme is 'The Role of Youth in Global Collaboration for Sustainable Peace and Development.' IDW is a national event held each year to increase awareness of Canada's role in international development. The events also serve to educate the...
Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013 - 07:34
Pierre Lafontaine, Swimming Canada CEO, national team coach, and newly appointed Canadian Interuniversity Sport CEO will be the guest speaker at UPEI's swim team fundraising event on Thursday, February 7 at the Rodd Royalty Hotel. Lafontaine led Swimming Canada to podium finishes at major international games, including three Olympic and 39 Paralympic medals, as well as several world-...
Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 08:59
PITCH101, Atlantic Canada's 60-Second Pitch Series takes place on Friday, February 1, 1-5 pm at UPEI's Don & Marion McDougall Hall, Room 242. The event, which is organized by Invest Atlantic and co-sponsored by ACOA, Innovation PEI, and the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce brings together students, startups, young and seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, and...
Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 07:04
At the next Research on Tap, join us for a discussion about a life-saving device that some reject. Dr. Robert Gilmour, UPEI's vice-president of research will lead a discussion entitled: Is your life worth it? The science and ethics of implantable defibrillators. 'More people die each year from the lethal heart rhythm disorder ventricular fibrillation than from any other cause,...
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 11:13
On Saturday, February 2 at 7:30 pm the UPEI music faculty will be showcased in their annual gala concert at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall. The concert is an opportunity for faculty members to perform some of their favourite repertoire as solo and ensemble musicians. The evening will feature solo performances by Karem J. Simon (clarinet), Jim Dickson (guitar), Morgan Saulnier (flute), and Frances...
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 08:18
UPEI offers students many ways to help fund their post-secondary education, including second-semester bursaries for current students. Second-semester bursary applications must be submitted on or before February 15, 2013. Each submission requires a completed second-semester bursary and financial-need form. Visit upei.ca/scholarships to access the forms or call Heather Keoughan, Scholarships...

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